Brian Kuhlman, Ph.D.

Dr. Kuhlman is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He received a B.A. from Rice University in chemical physics and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, working in the laboratory of Daniel Raleigh.  As a postdoctoral fellow in David Baker’s laboratory at the University of Washington he created the protein design module in the modeling program Rosetta.  Dr. Kuhlman’s laboratory continues to develop and apply new algorithms in Rosetta and has focused on a variety of important problems in protein design including the generation of bispecific antibodies, improved subunit vaccines for dengue virus, and light-activable proteins for controlling signaling networks in living cells and animals. He is a recipient of the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland prize, the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, and the ASBMB award for computational biosciences.